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16:15 Newton Abbot

Soft

Weatherbys nhstallions.co.uk Novices’ Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £5255.38
  • 3m 2f 105y
  • Class 5
  • 6 runners
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Weatherbys nhstallions.co.uk Novices’ Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 6 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Scattered showers

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11/2 (Won)

  • Win: £4.00
  • Place: £1.70

Form: 6P2133

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 1lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Led close home to collect a pretty good prize at Market Rasen (2m4f, good to soft) in July and was placed off today's mark on both subsequent outings (2m6f/2m7f); not yet proven on genuine soft ground but has been shaping as though this marathon trip might suit.

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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

5th

9

12th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 7f 191y

Class 4

14:25 Ffos Las

Coal Fire

10st 4lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Peter Bowen

in touch with leaders, not fluent 2nd, midfield after 3rd, lost ground before 4 out, soon struggling

6/1

3rd

1

15th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 7f 191y

Class 5

15:55 Ffos Las

Coal Fire

12st 0lb

J: James Bowen

T: Peter Bowen

Led close home to collect pretty good prize at Market Rasen (2m4f, good to soft) in July and looked well suited by step up to 3m2f when doubling tally at Newton Abbot (soft) a fortnight ago; could still have more to offer if aided by first-time cheekpieces; respected.

5/1

1st

3

2nd Oct 2023

Soft

3m 2f 105y

Class 5

16:15 Newton Abbot

Coal Fire

11st 1lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Peter Bowen

midfield, headway when switched right after 3 out, ridden and led 2 out

11/2

8/1

  • Place: £2.20

Form: -63234

Last run: 41 days

W: 11st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 91

Form & Verdict

0-9 over hurdles and somewhat frustrating but, having been hiked up in trip, stuck to his task well when close fourth of 15 over C&D (good; also has form on soft) six weeks ago; can make his presence felt again.

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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

5th

4

30th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 110y

Class 5

13:10 Lingfield

Fortunate Fred

11st 10lb

J: Will Featherstone

T: Jamie Snowden

not fluent 4th, mistake 5th, not fluent last

8/1

6th

5

30th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

3m 1f 10y

Class 5

13:15 Huntingdon

Fortunate Fred

11st 4lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Jamie Snowden

14-race maiden but often thereabouts and seemed to try hard enough when going down by only 2l at Newton Abbot the final time (3m2f, soft); versatile tactically and unlikely to be far away.

7/2

Form: 434-31 CD

Last run: 10 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

Off the mark over hurdles at 11th attempt, with C&D (heavy) success under Gearoid Harney ten days ago; displayed rather awkward head carriage in closing stages and is 3lb higher now but his claims are very obvious.

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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

3rd

7

22nd Jan 2024

Good

3m 0f 217y

Class 4

15:20 Plumpton

Ben Lilly

11st 10lb

J: David Noonan

T: David Pipe

midfield

12/1

5/1

Form: 113444 D

Last run: 10 days

W: 11st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Won twice over hurdles in the spring (2m6f/3m2f) and travelled well for a long way when about 6l fourth behind Ben Lilly over C&D (heavy) ten days ago; might be seen to better effect if the ground is less testing today and Beau Morgan claims a useful 5lb this time.

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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

9th

5

8th May 2024

Good

3m 1f 210y

Class 5

19:10 Fontwell

Astroman

11st 5lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Syd Hosie

Placed over hurdles at Plumpton (3m1f, good) last month, after a break, and is now 2lb lower than when second in Wincanton chase (3m1f, good) in the autumn; well beaten when back over fences there recently, though, and now has a point to prove; swaps cheekpieces for refitted visor.

10/1

Form: 236-91

Last run: 19 days

W: 10st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 81

Form & Verdict

Safely held on first three hurdling starts (2m-2m3f) but evidently well suited by step up to 2m7f when prevailing in three-way photo-finish on handicap debut at Uttoxeter (good) 19 days ago; untested on ground slower than good but could have more to offer if handling today's conditions.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

7th

13

9th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 5f 0y

Class 4

15:10 Kempton

Wot You Wearing

11st 0lb

J: Freddie Gingell

T: Robert Stephens

Progressive 7yo who has collected three wins this season (2m3f-2m7f, good-heavy) and posted another personal best when close second at Sandown (2m4f, soft) a fortnight ago; nudged up another 2lb for that but good 5lb claimer Freddie Gingell is enlisted here; major player.

7/2

2nd

14

26th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 173y

Class 4

16:10 Sandown

Wot You Wearing

10st 7lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Robert Stephens

Looked a little flattered to get within 2l of Gyllen at Taunton the last time but that was another sound effort from this in-form 7yo and dropping back from 3m won't count against him; continues to edge up the weights, however.

8/1

Form: 0-0P63

Last run: 19 days

W: 10st 3lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

0-11 over hurdles but has performed well on both starts for current stable, more recently when very close third to Wot You Wearing at Uttoxeter (2m7f, good) last month; has something to prove on ground slower than good but remains unexposed as a stayer.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

2nd

4

12th May 2024

Good

2m 5f 55y

Class 5

16:38 Ludlow

Mactavish

11st 9lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Matt Sheppard

Two Hereford wins over about 2m6f on good ground last autumn, followed by two places; 129-day absence asks a question but he'll be a contender if resuming on song.

7/2

2nd

4

4th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

3m 1f 119y

Class 5

15:28 Hereford

Mactavish

11st 9lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Matt Sheppard

towards rear but in touch with leaders

7/1

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Straight Forecast £177.00
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Selections

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Fortunate Fred

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Ben Lilly

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